Graeme Murray-trained Sure And Fast will on Saturday step out in benchmark 78 company at Rosehill Gardens, the 5-time winner paying as much as $201 in current markets. The 7-year-old gelding has recorded 6 duck eggs from his last 7 starts, however his early form and class suggests he is bound for improvement.
Since finishing 5th in the Group 3 BRC Sprint at Doomben in 2016, Sure And Fast has beaten just 17 horses home in 7 runs, spanning over 2 years. In a nightmare fall from grace for connections, the gelding by Not A Single Doubt has been previously raced in Group 2 and Group 3 company, and was the Provincial Championship Final winner back in 2015.
Though seemingly lacking confidence as of late and hampered by bleeding and injury, the drop in class may be just what the doctor ordered for the struggling galloper, in fact his last win coming in similar class at this track back in September 2015, defeating Godolphin’s Holler by 1 length.
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A one-time runner up to Fell Swoop, Sure And Fast drops back from BM 92 and BM 89 class back to a BM 78, placing in 4 of 5 starts on a wet track with Rosehill currently rated a soft 5. The outsider has won 2 of his 5 races over the 1400m trip and was impressive when accelerating over the closing stages last time out without threatening.
Sure And Fast has drawn the extreme outside with apprentice Sam Weatherley claiming 2 kg.